The bus never comes to Ħal Fern. It’s a village cut from the rest of the world, completely forgotten.
But the village has secrets.
Dark secrets it would prefer to keep hidden.
One day a troupe of clowns arrives in Ħal Fern - entertainers who are strikingly different from the rest of the village. Their otherness and playfulness stand out in the mundane streets of Ħal Fern.
They perform “It-Teatru tal-Miskin”, a show that unearths the stories that Ħal Fern had buried deep. The stories of a boy who dared to wear high heels.
It-Teatru tal-Miskin is an original musical by Luke Saydon. A queer coming of age story about people’s innate fear of ‘the other’. With an accompanying outreach programme, it aims to be a catalyst for the shifting landscape of LGBTQ+ visibility and acceptance in our country.
It is not our intention to give spoilers to the story, however we understand that certain aspects of the production might cause distress or trigger emotions to our audience members.
It-Teatru tal-Miskin contains references to homophobia, intolerance and gay hate crimes.
If you feel the need for any kind of support, we do encourage you to consider the following organisations and their immeasurable help.
Rainbow Support Services: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +356 79430006.
Malta Gay Rights: http://maltagayrights.org/
MIND OUT: Online LGBTQI+ mental health support: https://mindout.org.uk/